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Unlike the first game of the series, that was a mission-based game, and the second one, where your character had unique abilities such as observing the whole level and growing to unlimited height, James Pond 3 is a standard jump and run platform game. Pond can run very quickly (by holding down the A button) through large levels, which often contain steep mountain sides and other tricky areas. Once again, he has to oppose the evil scientist Maybe and his minions.


James Pond 3: Operation Starfish SNES Game Options
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis Garden of Edam :)
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis Spikes
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Amiga Main Menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "Splash Gordon" -- Working title
  • "Operation Starfi5h" -- Game Gear and SNES title
  • "James Pond 3: Operation Starfi5h" -- Box spelling

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User Reviews

You're a fish on a mission to stop cheesefarming in space. And its fun! Genesis re_fold (310)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Game Gear May, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Genesis Oct, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Games Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 71 out of 100 71
Play Time SNES Jul, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Games Amiga Jul, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Amiga CD32 Oct, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Video Games SNES May, 1995 59 out of 100 59


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